2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Jul 13, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Art: Comic Arts, BFA

Location(s): Henniker Campus

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Program Description:

Comic Arts is and always has been a medium defined by passion, dedication, boldness, and experimentation. Our Comic Arts major is a unique, cross-disciplinary course of study that reflects that rich diversity of artistic expression present in the world of Comic Arts today. From traditional comics and editorial cartoons to the latest techniques and trends in graphic novels, anime or web-based animation, you will have the opportunity to learn not only how to tell a story, but how to bring it to life. Our Comic Arts major weaves together creative writing, illustration and graphic design in a one-of-a-kind program that will broaden your horizons and open up new avenues for creative exploration in all manner of storytelling. And, our innovative partnership with Center for Cartoon Studies affords you the opportunity to meet and work with a broad range of visiting comic artists and cartoonists from around the world.

Learning Outcomes

Students will:

  • Develop a cohesive, competent body of work in one more areas of Art and Design, and articulate its concepts and methods of production.
  • Research art historical sources to write critically and creatively about the Art and Design in terms of formal analysis, iconography, and cultural context.  
  • Understand and articulate the interrelationship between the arts. 
  • Analyze, interpret, and evaluate their own and others’ art.  
  • Through experiential opportunities engage with the professional world of art and design, applying the principles of the field to new situations.

Comic Arts Concentration

(28 Credits)

Liberal Arts & Sciences Core Curriculum, Bachelor’s Degree


Select additional electives to reach 120 credits for a Bachelor’s degree. 

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